Join us behind the snow sculptures in Whiteside Park for the Winter Adventure Gear Demo 11:00 am – 4:00 pm both Saturday, Feb 6 & Sunday, Feb 7.
Winter is a uniquely peaceful, beautiful season to explore the Northwoods. Countless acres of frosted forests and snow-covered lakes offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun and adventure … especially in Ely! After all, it’s not the weather holding you back, it’s the right gear to get you movin’ and groovin’ during a Minnesota Winter!
Get outdoors during the Ely Winter Festival and check out gear for snow travel & winter camping. Look it over, test it out, ask questions…we’ll even provide resources and contacts if you’re interested in renting or buying.
Vendors represented during the demo:
- Piragis Northwoods Company, Ely, MN
Winter wall tent & stove, plus a variety of necessary winter camping gear, including snowshoes.
- Ski Pulks, Rice, MN
Grant Schnell builds sleds to haul winter camping loads. Check out these great pulks and more.
- Mesabi Sports, Virginia, MN
Fat tire bikes…an exciting option for the cyclist who’s not ready to park the bike for the winter!
- Voyageur Outward Bound School, Ely, MN
Back Country skis with Berwin bindings on loan from the fine folks at VOBS. Wear your favorite winter adventuring boot or mukluk and try ‘em out.
- Women’s Wilderness Discovery, Ely, MN
Traditional Ojibwa-style snowshoes with slip-on bindings – give ‘em a try. Talk with Peta Barrett about learning to lacing your own pair.
- Kondos Outdoors, Ely, MN
Have you heard of Skijoring? Proper harness + skis + dog who takes commands = a whole new brand of winter fun! Check out great winter gear for skijoring, made right here in Ely.
Contact: WinterAdventureDemoDays(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
Admission is free (but we’d love to see you sporting your Ely Winter Festival pin!)